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Piracy Police Chief Calls For State Interference To Stop Internet "Anarchy"

dcw3 Twins (284 comments)

I saw the name Fyfe, and couldn't help but correlate it to Barney Fife. Two of a kind.

yesterday
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Forest Service Wants To Require Permits For Photography

dcw3 Re:You want to bet? (299 comments)

I've worked around govt. employees for 38 years. It's not a unique situation, it's commonplace.

3 days ago
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Forest Service Wants To Require Permits For Photography

dcw3 Re: Forest Circus. (299 comments)

Um, no. Even the Forest Service says so on their permits page.

The Forest Service offers many activities such as hiking, biking, skiing, camping, birding, using cabins, driving for pleasure, harvesting mushrooms, and gathering firewood. Many of the facilities and services associated with these opportunities are free. Some do require fees or permits to help maintain, manage and improve the amenities that you enjoy.

3 days ago
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Forest Service Wants To Require Permits For Photography

dcw3 Re:You want to bet? (299 comments)

This is the typical kind of crap that people wanting more government completely miss. These kind of jackasses are often finding phony problems in order to justify their positions.

3 days ago
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Physicists Find Clue as To Why the DNA Double Helix Twists To the Right

dcw3 Orientation (119 comments)

Okay, so if you look at it in the opposite direction, is it still to the right? Is there a standard starting point, like when we say the right side of a car, we're assuming the orientation is from the driver's point of view. Facing the vehicle from the front would reverse that.

3 days ago
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2015 Corvette Valet Mode Recorder Illegal In Some States

dcw3 Re:huh? (266 comments)

Why would the video portion be any different than someone snapping a photo through the window? I believe that part is completely legal. The audio, on the other hand...

3 days ago
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Study Links Pacific Coastal Warming To Changing Winds

dcw3 Re:What I want to know... (206 comments)

Not that it would be a good thing, but wouldn't the warming of areas that are currently less habitable due to cold offset some of that? Maybe portions of Canada, Greenland, Siberia?

5 days ago
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Ask Slashdot: Finding a Job After Completing Computer Science Ph.D?

dcw3 Re:List the STL? Seriously? (471 comments)

Reminds me of the time (mid 90s) an interviewer asked me to write code for a bubble sort on a piece of paper. I told him that off the top of my head, I couldn't, but that we could discuss the basic principle behind it, big O, and inefficiency.

He didn't like the answer, and it was one of the rare interviews where I didn't actually get an offer.

5 days ago
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Bioethicist At National Institutes of Health: "Why I Hope To Die At 75"

dcw3 Re:ask not for whom the bell doesn't chime (477 comments)

I feel for you, having had to deal with precisely the same. But semantically, what does it mean to be "in a state of decline". At nearly 56, I'm in a state of decline, but nowhere near being unable to contribute. Some cases are clear, others not so much. As we all edge nearer to death, it's not always clear where the turning point is.

about a week ago
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Bioethicist At National Institutes of Health: "Why I Hope To Die At 75"

dcw3 Re:The WHO (477 comments)

Wow, bad mods today. Whoever marked this Flamebait needs to grow up.

about a week ago
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Bioethicist At National Institutes of Health: "Why I Hope To Die At 75"

dcw3 Re:The WHO (477 comments)

I'm just piling on here... Dramatic improvements in the management of high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and treatment of heart disease have already extended life for many of us.

about a week ago
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Bioethicist At National Institutes of Health: "Why I Hope To Die At 75"

dcw3 Re:The WHO (477 comments)

If you're just doing things to keep you alive, you're not living. The whole point of a bucket list is to live life to the fullest.

about a week ago
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Bioethicist At National Institutes of Health: "Why I Hope To Die At 75"

dcw3 Re:Sammy Hagar (477 comments)

Did the same...155mph on the autobahn removes a lot of stress.

about a week ago
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Bioethicist At National Institutes of Health: "Why I Hope To Die At 75"

dcw3 Re:The WHO (477 comments)

As another 55'er, I'll say that I agree with much of your commentary. My family genes don't favor my odds of making it much further than 70. Both grandfathers died of heart disease, high cholesterol runs in my family, Grandmother died from Alzheimer's and my oldest aunt is living with it. Type II diabetes is common in my family as well.

All that said, statins have significantly improved the cholesterol situation. I recently ran a half-marathon, and am watching my diet. And while I question the value, I actively do mental exercises (Lumosity, chess, etc.). So, I suspect my odds are better than my predecessors.

Do I want to live to 100? Sure, but only if I'm not in pain, and don't want the family to take a second mortgage to keep me in a nursing home with feeding tubes.

about a week ago
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CIA Tested Primitive Chatbots For Interrogation In the 1980s

dcw3 Analiza (65 comments)

So I'm intrigued by the name. What were her interrogation techniques? Did she use an Analintruder? Cavity searches?

about a week ago
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Secret Service Critics Pounce After White House Breach

dcw3 Re:Bullshit (221 comments)

I'm sorry, but your commentary is just a pile of raw bullshit, that I couldn't help respond. Yeah there are extremists on both sides, and those are not representative of either. Speeking of demented, you've forgotten about Hinkley, and "Squeeky" Fromme, and Sara Jane Moore.

Go learn something, and stop spouting crap you hear on MSN.

about a week ago
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Secret Service Critics Pounce After White House Breach

dcw3 Re:Bullshit (221 comments)

I've gotta ask....Is it okay to be at 22 ft, and not 20? Seriously, is that some standard number, or did you pull it out of your anal cavity?

about a week ago
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Secret Service Critics Pounce After White House Breach

dcw3 Re:Bullshit (221 comments)

You clearly have no sense of what healthcare, food and shelter cost, or what the military budget is.

about a week ago
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Netropolitan Is a Facebook For the Affluent, and It's Only $9000 To Join

dcw3 Re:This is how you make it (178 comments)

Spoken like someone who's never actually made money.

about two weeks ago
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Netropolitan Is a Facebook For the Affluent, and It's Only $9000 To Join

dcw3 Re:"Affluent and accomplished" is not the criterio (178 comments)

Mod parent up.

It's about rubbing elbows with people of influence. One good contact can easily be worth the cost of membership.

That said, I've never been a member of one, and am too close to retirement to give a crap.

about two weeks ago

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dcw3 dcw3 writes  |  more than 9 years ago

So, who the hell wants to read this scrawl of mine, or that of any other unknown netizen? Why on earth would I want to put my random thoughts down here? Is this space really just a blog for my amusement? And just exactly how many licks does it take to get to the center of a Tootsie-Pop?...the world may never know! OOPS...http://www.answerbag.com/q_view.php/443

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